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Transform your perception of now.

After automatically setting itself to the present day, this timepiece takes one year at a time. Holding a mirror to Earth's seasons ThePresent introduces a more holistic awareness of time.

  • Limited Edition (sold out)
  • 365-Day custom movement with auto-set, made in Germany.
  • UV printed on JetView™ matte polycarbonate from Tekra®.
  • Brushed stainless steel body with translucent matte powder coating.
  • Reinforced custom glass mirrors your room in a wide-angle perspective. 
  • Beautifully packaged as a gift for yourself or someone else you love.
  • 11" Diameter // 1.5" Deep // Weighs 1.6 lbs.
  • Made by Scott Thrift, an artist focused on expanding perception. 


Selected Press for ThePresent

"A 21st century Walden."   Fast Company

"More awareness of time, less hurry. Life's a gift."  SWISSMISS

"Thrift redefines time, using tech not to speed things up, but to be more present, more often."   TED

"One of the most Zen clocks we've seen."   COOLHUNTING  

"ThePresent allows us to reorient our attention, freeing up time for contemplation and enjoyment."  PSFK

"A holistic, gorgeous view of time that will help the time-crunched put things in perspective"  Wired



These reviews paint a portrait of the quality and experience of these timepieces. 

Hey Scott,

I received my 11" steel and glass TODAY about a month ago and my 5" desk clock of ThePresent just the other day and they are both stunning. The amount of love and care you put into these truly shows. Thank you so much, I will definitely be first in line for your next project. 




Just wanted to take the time and congratulate you on a beautifully executed functional piece of art. I received my clock a few months ago, and I really do enjoy waking up to it in my bedroom.

I thought that I would enjoy it most on weekends, when I’m fully in control of my own time. But I almost enjoy it more on work days; it calms me to realize that it really is only a fraction of my day/life.

I hope to purchase The Present sometime in the future when the stars in my bank account align. Until then, I will sing praises for Today to anyone who’ll listen.

Congratulations again,

~ Kayla
Backer #789



Dear Scott,

I now am the very proud owner of The Present, Today, and Today desk clock.

The Present and the Today desk clock found their way to my husband’s office. He is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst  and  works on research involving suicide and violence prevention.

Your work has opened up valuable and important discussions about perception, time, and even accountability. 

Once one looks at something using a different paradigm, one does not conceive of it in the same way again. Ever.

Open perception and you open possibility.

Thank you for your art.

Sincerely yours,


(I refused to allow him to take my Today wall clock to his office… I need to have your work near me as I watch the day turn. And at  3 am, when I can’t sleep and am wandering the house with my little kitty at my heels, it reminds me that it is not  3am, it is a moment in a turn of the Earth.) 




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